Answer to Question #148565 in Philosophy for fiorelle

Question #148565
1. Medical technology keeps making a steady advance, and when you’re much older (say, in 2070) you will have an option to replace all your worn-out body parts with artificial ones that work exactly like the original one. Suppose you’ve replaced your heart, kidneys, liver, eyeballs, bones. As you keep replacing, at what point do you cease to be “natural” and becomes an artificial human being? Will at any point this process will make yourself cease to be you? How about for a hundred few years, what if you replaced your brain? Suppose you replaced one out of billions with an artificial neuron that worked exactly like the one you’ve replaced. Keep replacing. Does it matter that 99% of your brain neurons are artificial? 100%? Are you still “you” the same way, if all your thoughts, memories, emotions and so on are preserved in an artificial brain in your head? Would you still have the same “soul"? Will you then have achieved, in a sense, immortality? Would you do it?
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2020-12-03T10:34:13-0500
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